J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Aria variata alla maniera italiana

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Glenn Gould
Individual Works:J.S. Bach:
Concerto bwv 974
Fugue bwv 951
Fugue bwv 950
Aria italiana bwv 989
Italian concerto bwv 971
chromatic fantasy bwv 903
fantasy bwv 917
fantasy and fugue bwv 919
fantasy bwv 906
Scarlatti sonatas: K. 430 (L.463); K.9 (L.413); K.13 (L.486)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Wurttemberg Sonata No.1,Wq.49 No.1 (H.30)
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony Classical
Catalog Number:smk 52 620
Year Released/Recorded:1959 to 1980
Total Playing Time:78'01"
Comments:Gould's last recordings. Very unusual rendition of chromatic fantasy. Has an orchestral feeling. Fantasy in Cm is taken very slow and played in what could almost be called a romantic manner. Italian variations are seldom heard and delightfully played in the late Gould style.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • David Sukonick
Date First Submitted:04/27/1997